Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Friends' Chocolate Tasting Set for February 9

BISBEE, AZ – Looking for something delightfully, deliciously different to do on
Valentine’s Day Weekend that will also help support a wonderful cause?

If so, the Friends of the Copper Queen Library cordially invite you to attend
their 17th Annual Chocolate Tasting on Saturday, February 9 from 6-9pm at the
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main Street, in Bisbee’s Downtown Historic District.

This fundraiser, their largest volunteer effort of the year, helps the Friends
purchase children’s books for the library and sponsor many educational and
informational programs and presentations for the entire community throughout
the year.

Local dessert makers, both commercial and domestic, will donate a delectable
selection of their own specialty chocolates, which will be showcased and served
on both the second and third floors of the historic building (floors are accessible
by elevator).

The Bisbee Coffee Company will donate locally roasted coffee for the occasion,
and a special Valentine’s punch will also be served. Cool Jazz, a local trio
featuring singer Nancy Weaver, will provide music for listening, dancing, and
visiting with friends and, as an added bonus, raffle tickets will be drawn for
prizes donated through the generosity of Bisbee’s merchants.

For $12 per person, you will receive six tickets to trade for tempting treats
of your choice. Volunteer waiters will offer a delectable selection while you
visit with friends, queue up for beverages, marvel at the library’s architecture
and contents, enjoy the swinging sounds of jazz, and browse the chocolates
at tables on the second and third floors to mix, match, and make your own

For those who are already booked on this very busy weekend or who wish to
indulge privately, our “To Go” boxes, available for pick-up from 4-6pm at the
Friends Bookstore on the first floor, might be the perfect solution.

“To Go” boxes may be reserved in advance by calling the “To Go” Coordinator
at (520) 432-3259 and providing your ticket number(s).

“Taste” tickets are available for advance purchase in Bisbee at the Copper
Queen Library, the Friends Bookstore, the Bisbee Visitors’ Center, and Atalanta’s
Music & Books, and in Sierra Vista at the Safeway store on Fry Boulevard. Tickets
may also be purchased in advance by mail and will be held in reserve at the door.
Although any remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6pm, advance
purchase is suggested, because tickets go fast!

For more information, contact Sondra Hartley at (520) 432-3476 or the Library
Circulation Desk at (520) 432-4232. Come join in and celebrate the Valentine’s
Day weekend, have some delicious fun, and support a wonderful cause! Hope to
see you there!